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Archive Staff & Patient Safety Guide 2018

On Point: Have You Established a Culture of Safety?
Talk is cheap when it comes to protecting patients and staff from harm.

3 Sharp Ideas to Improve Sharps Safety
Here's how we responded to a worrisome uptick in needlesticks and cuts.

Is it Time for a Checklist Double-Check?
3 tips to get the most out of surgery's essential safety tool.

5 Steps to Smoke-Free Surgery
Your staff will breathe a collective sigh of relief when you clear the OR air of harmful contaminants.

Keep Fluid Off the Floor
A look at automated collection and disposal options that will keep your staff safe.

What's in Your MH Cart?
Answer these 10 questions to find out if you're ready to respond to a malignant hyperthermia crisis.

Comprehensive Pressure Injury Prevention
Use this risk assessment tool to protect patients' skin from pre-op to PACU.

How Much Do You Know About Patient Warming?
A recent survey suggests some nurses are still stumped on the basics of preventing perioperative hypothermia.

Left-Behind Needle Proves Fatal
Lessons learned from the tragedy a final count might have prevented.

Advances in Medication Management
Technology can increase drug security and safety.

Celebrating 10 Years Of the Surgical Safety Checklist
Q&A with Thomas Weiser, MD, checklist co-creator and champion of safer patient care.

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